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Ted Christopher

Team: Danny Watts Jr.-82-WMT
Age / DOB:  (59) / 6/5/1958
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Christopher is one of two drivers to win the NASCAR Whelen All-Amercian Series national title and a touring series championship. The Plainville, Connecticut, driver won the short-track national title in 2001 and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour crown in 2008. He was the winningest driver at a pair of Connecticut's historic tracks: Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. He was one of two people on board a plane that went down in Guilford, Connecticut, Saturday afternoon. The crash claimed the life of both. Christopher was named one of the top 25 drivers in NASCAR's weekly series in 2006, when the series celebrated its 25th anniversary. In 2008, Stafford named a section of its grandstand in his honor. Christopher made six starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, 21 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and two in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He had been scheduled to drive the No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet at New York's Riverhead Raceway on Sat Sep 16 - 9:14 PM

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Ted Christopher, a legend of Modified racing, passed away Saturday afternoon at the age of 59 in a plane crash in Guilford, Connecticut. Christopher was en route to Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway for a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race.

According to FOX 61 in Connecticut, a small plane carrying two men crashed into a field in Guilford, CT around 3 p.m. ET. The information surrounding Christopher’s death was confirmed to Speed51.com by a family member at 6:15 p.m. ET. Christopher was scheduled to race the No. 82 Modified for car owner Danny Watts at Riverhead on Saturday night. Watts withdrew from Saturday’s race.
Source: Speed51.com
Sep 16 - 8:39 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) has 42 wins, 133 top fives and 203 top 10s in 372 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

The 2011 series champion finished 11th at Riverhead (NY) Raceway earlier this season and has an overall best of third this year. In 27 career Riverhead starts, Christopher has three wins, with the most recent coming in 2006. He won from the pole at Riverhead back in 2002.
Sep 14 - 3:08 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) was credited with a 17th place DNF in Saturday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Toyota Mod Classic 150 at Oswego (NY) Speedway.

He started 17th on the grid and completed 107 laps of the 150-lap race before exiting the event (Accident). Christopher, who competed in nine of the 12 NWMT races run so far this year, is currently 13th in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
Sep 3 - 12:35 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) has 42 wins, 133 top fives and 203 top 10s in 371 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

Has eight starts this season with two top fives. Has a best finish of third this season at Thompson in August.
Aug 30 - 8:52 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) was credited with a 15th place DNF in Saturday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Seekonk 150 at Seekonk (MA) Speedway.

He started 14th on the grid and completed 146 laps of the 150-lap race before exiting the event (Accident). Christopher, who competed in eight of the 11 NWMT races run so far this year, is currently 14th in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
Aug 27 - 2:04 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) has 42 wins, 133 top fives and 203 top 10s in 370 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

Christopher has five career starts at Seekonk (MA) Speedway with a best finish of third in 2001.
Aug 23 - 3:58 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) finished third in Wednesday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Bud 'King of Beers' 150 at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park.

He started fifth in the lineup and completed all laps of the 150-lap race. Christopher, who competed in six of the nine NWMT races so far this season, is currently 14th in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
Aug 10 - 9:18 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) has 42 wins, 132 top fives and 202 top 10s in 368 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

Has 13 wins, 34 top fives, 50 top 10s and 1,750 laps led in 90 career Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park starts. Christopher hasn't won at Thompson since 2011 and has a best finish of fifth so far this season.
Aug 8 - 3:48 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) was credited with a 26th place DNF in Friday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Stafford 150 at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway.

He started 12th on the grid and completed 37 laps of the 150-lap race before exiting the event (Accident). Christopher, who competed in five of the eight NWMT races run so far this year, is currently 17th in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
Aug 5 - 8:25 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) has 42 wins, 132 top fives and 202 top 10s in 367 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.

Has 12 wins, 31 top fives and 52 top 10s in 94 career Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway starts. All-time feature wins leader at Stafford; Nine career SK Modified titles at the half-mile.
Aug 2 - 9:04 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) finished seventh in Saturday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Eastern Propane and Oil 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

He started 20th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 105-lap race. Christopher, who competed in four of the seven NWMT races so far this season, is currently 16th in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
Jul 17 - 9:02 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) finished 11th in Saturday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Buzz Chew Chevrolet-Cadillac 200 at Riverhead (NY) Raceway.

He started 16th in the lineup and completed 207 laps of the 208-lap race. Christopher, who competed in three of the six NWMT races so far this season, advanced from 27th to 19th in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
Jun 27 - 3:45 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) has 42 wins, 132 top fives and 201 top 10s in 365 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) starts.

The 2011 series champion has not raced in a NWMT race at Riverhead (NY) Raceway since 2015. In 26 career Riverhead starts, Christopher has three wins, with the most recent coming in 2006. He won from the pole at Riverhead back in 2002.
Jun 21 - 3:46 PM

Ted Christopher (No. 82 Horton Avenue Materials Chevrolet) finished seventh in Wednesday night's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Thompson 125 at Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park.

He started 20th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 125-lap race. Christopher, who competed in two of the five NWMT races so far this season, is currently 27th in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
Jun 15 - 9:51 AM